A solar return chart is a chart erected for the time that the transiting Sun returns to the position of the natal Sun (degree, minute and second.) The date and time of this conjunction, calculated down to the exact second of arc is the time of the solar return chart. The solar return chart is then erected for that date, time, and location.
The solar return chart is very simple to interpret and it is probably the easiest predictive technique to use. The most important thing to remember about the interpretation of the solar return chart is that it can be treated like a temporary natal. If you can interpret a natal chart, then you can interpret a solar return.
To get you started on interpreting your own solar return charts, check out the Frequently Asked Questions pages and the interpretations for the Sun in the Solar Return. These pages can also be found in PDF and printed out from the Downloads Page